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Biscuit Day

Sat 25 May, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Indulge your sweet tooth on Biscuit Day with a delectable array of treats!

Peek Freans Museum

Family Arts & Crafts Workshop with Sarah Sparkes

Live Music

Salsa Daning

Okinawa Day Preview

Biscuit Day 2024: Celebrating Working Life in Bermondsey 

Welcome to South Bermondsey! Join us to celebrate its rich history and diverse working community with Biscuit Day 2024, a family-friendly event taking place on Saturday, May 25th from 12.30pm to 4.30pm. The event, which is open to all, will offer a range of exciting activities for attendees to enjoy. 

Bermondsey has long attracted people from far and wide seeking employment opportunities. Throughout the centuries, the area has been home to various industries, from tanners to brewers, making it a hub of economic activity. Its proximity to the docks facilitated the storage and trade of food, earning Bermondsey the reputation of being London’s Larder. The construction of notable factories and warehouses further solidified its status, including the first tin can plant in Britain, established for packing rations. In 1857, the renowned Peak Frean’s biscuit factory was inaugurated, offering employment to many, and leaving an indelible mark on the community. 

Let’s Make Music & Dance 

UMAT’s Let’s Make Music & Dance is a free community outdoor concert with live music and salsa dancing celebrating vibrant diversity of local music and culture. The program will showcase skilled guitar and vocal performances and lively Latin Salsa dancing. There will also be a special preview by musician performing at our upcoming Okinawa Day on Saturday 22nd June. Everyone is welcome to participate in the dance sessions. 

Free activities at The Blue Market 

To commemorate this rich heritage and celebrate the diverse working life of Bermondsey, Biscuit Day will host an array of engaging activities. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the Peek Freans Museum exhibition in the market, guided by historian Gary Magold, who will provide valuable insights into the fascinating history of the biscuit factory and its impact on the local community. Artist Sarah Sparkes will lead an interactive session where participants can unleash their creativity and decorating their very own biscuits, adding their unique touch to the tradition. 

 About the Blue Bermondsey BID 

Blue Bermondsey BID is an independent, not-for-profit company funded and led by local businesses who activities are geared to provide services to our members whilst providing a unified voice on issues that concern the local business community. We work with the local stakeholders, residents, and visitors to help make The Blue in Bermondsey a better place to work, live and visit by funding many innovative initiatives and events.  


Website: www.bluebermondsey.co.uk/biscuit-day-2023   

Email: media@bluebermondsey.co.uk 


Sat 25 May
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Bermondsey Blue
Southwark Park Road
London, SE16 3UQ United Kingdom
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